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Schindler's List (1993)
 8.9
 1.0M
Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional, captivating, epic, suspense, factual, heartbreaking ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, anti semitism, survival, war, genocide, concentration camp, against humanity, confined, nazism, danger, anti heroes, jewish, factory, auschwitz, industrialist, nazis, violence, good versus evil, hopes, brutality, cruelty, escapades, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and bleak films with plots about holocaust, against humanity, world war two, survival, war, nazi and confined mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Schindler's List: The Pianist (2002), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), 12 Years a Slave (2013), The Grey Zone (2001), The Counterfeiters (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
 604K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, suspense, emotional, compassionate, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, pianist, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, atrocity, jewish, nazi occupation, hunger, deportation, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, against humanity, concentration camp, young heroes, childhood, jewish, nazism, wartime life, atrocity, gas chamber, innocence lost ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, emotional, rough, brutal ...
Plot: slavery, life is a bitch, racism, torture, interracial relations, freedom, master and servant, confined, survival, rape, civil rights, racial slur ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, smuggling, auschwitz, doctor, concentration camp, burned alive, redemption, rebellion, war, moral dilemma, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, germany, europe, budapest hungary, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, forgery, concentration camp, german, jewish, nazi germany, war, anti semitism, war crime, artist, humiliation ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, germany, austria, berlin germany, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, touching, tragicomedy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, survival, optimism, concentration camp, fascism, self sacrifice, captivity, jewish, protecting from truth, make believe, love of one's life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.8
 16K
Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, racism, war, nazism, leadership, politics, german, wartime life, against humanity, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Anne Frank: The Whole Story is a film based on the life of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl growing up in Nazi occupied Holland. When war breaks out Anne & her family, Otto her father, Edith her mother & Margot her sister move from Germany ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, against humanity, survival, attic, anti semitism, dentist, d day, diary, concentration camp, nazism, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: emotional, talky, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: nazism, resistance, idealism, politics, fighting the system, tragic hero, human spirit, german, gestapo, guillotine, white rose, nazi germany ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, campus, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 14K
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Hungary, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: semi serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, survival, starvation, war, anti heroes, human spirit, wartime life, against humanity, confined, danger, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hiding Place (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hiding Place is an account of a Dutch family who risk their lives by offering a safe haven for Jews during World War II
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, bleak, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, concentration camp, anti heroes, war, human spirit, moral dilemma, interracial relations, sexual abuse, anti semitism, family in danger, genocide ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, love triangle, concentration camp, post war, friendship, mental illness, haunted by the past, romance, war criminal, confined, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, poland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, anti heroes, contests and competitions, sport, human spirit, war, nazi occupation, against humanity, confined, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1943, 1930s ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, pregnancy, immigrants, starting over, survival, war, human spirit, anti semitism, family in danger, genocide, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, hungary, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family who are forced into hiding by the Nazis during World War II.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, anti semitism, anti heroes, survival, attic, human spirit, teenage life, wartime life, against humanity, confined, hopes ...
Time: 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 197 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, nazism, idealism, genocide, good versus evil, deportation, black market, war, anti heroes, daring rescue ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: hungary, italy, spain, budapest hungary, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 13K
Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: german, holocaust, survival, jewish, anti semitism, hidden identity, war, ghetto, communism, roommate, concentration camp, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, latvia, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, social worker, against humanity, nazi germany, life is a bitch, confined, hopes, rabbi, accountant, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, anti heroes, survival, war, attic, human spirit, racism, wartime life, injustice, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 3K
Eichmann (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel, of his role in Hitler's plan for the final solution.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, manipulations, mind game, nazi germany, uncover truth, courtroom, courtroom drama, genocide, prison, price of justice, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: europe, israel, middle east, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: concentration camp, against humanity, holocaust, brutality, violence, hard labor, labor camp, corporal punishment, genocide, captivity, anti heroes, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Sweden, Hungary, Norway
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Swedish account of Raoul Wallenberg, the man responsible for the largest rescue of Jews during World War II.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: rescue, hungarian, swedish, ghetto, genocide, anti semitism, holocaust, politics, anti heroes, immigrants, war, survival ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, hungary, sweden, budapest hungary, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 31K
The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
Style: suspense, serious, touching, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, mining, rescue, race against time, hopes, isolation, danger, human spirit, president, courage, stranded, catastrophe ...
Time: year 2010, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chile, mine, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.0
 7K
The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazism, parents and children, anti semitism, genocide, war, injustice, nazi occupation, against humanity, danger, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: europe, france, vichy, germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, uncover truth, survival, human nature, ghetto, self discovery, haunted by the past, society, life is a bitch, heist, religions or cults ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 127K
Defiance (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: jewish, camp, holocaust, survival, partisan, russian, forest, war, rebellion, self sacrifice, escape, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
 304K
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, rough ...
Plot: genocide, racism, atrocity, cruelty, against humanity, hotel, violence, death, murder, war crime, african, refugee camp ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: rwanda, africa, somalia, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 380
Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, ship, d day, anti semitism, quarantine, deportation, immigrants, war, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, belgrade, harvard university, mediterranean sea, naples italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 2K
Süskind (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, Walter Süskind is a member of the Dutch Jewish Council who rescues hundreds of children from the concentration camps.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, bleak, captivating
Plot: nazi occupation, human spirit, idealism, war, anti semitism, children, ss, discrimination, wartime life, against humanity, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference (1984)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A real time recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which leading SS and Nazi Party officals gathered to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Led by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, the Wannsee Conference was the ...
Style: bleak, serious, talky, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, genocide, racism, deportation, fascism, war, against humanity, society, state affairs, immigrants, interracial relations ...
Time: 40s, year 1942
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, warsaw poland, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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